Finalists named for 2019 yearbook Hoosier Star

The Indiana High School Press Association is proud to announce the finalists for the yearbook Hoosier Star Award. IHSPA provides this opportunity for annual critique as a way for staffs to ...

Indiana New Voices legislation filed for 2019

Several have asked about another attempt at passing a New Voices bill in 2019, and I wanted to confirm that we are indeed giving it another try this session. IHSPA ...

Members should review JOY contest guidelines

By Ryan Gunterman IHSPA Executive Director Happy almost winter break, IHSPA! Because I know some students work on their journalist of the year submission during the time off school, this ...

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COLUMN: Truth and the lessons it teaches

This column was originally published Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 on TheStatehouseFile.com and ...

COLUMN: Scholastic journalism not immune from anti-media rhetoric

*Director’s Note: The following was originally published by TheStatehouseFile.com Aug. 13, 2018. ...

COLUMN: The true cost of censorship

By Anu Nattam Student Journalist Plainfield High School Earlier this year, five ...

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Spring contest winners eligible for prize money

New for 2019, the Indiana High School Press Association will provide financial awards to spring contest winners. Guidelines for each competition are as follows: DAVID ADAMS FIRST AMENDMENT CONTEST ($100 prize to winning school, $50 prize to second place) Named after former IU Student Media Director and fierce student rights advocate David Adams, this award […]

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Journalism can count as English credit

IHSPA is happy to share that the Indiana State Board of Education and Indiana Department of Education have both given approval for Journalism to count as two of the required eight English credits for all diplomas. Here is the approved catalog on the DOE site, and Journalism, course #1080, is on pages 156 and 157: […]

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That’s a wrap: IHSPA 2018 convention recap

By Shelby Mullis Franklin College There isn’t a more fitting motto for the Indiana High School Press Association’s 2018 state convention. “Everything I Need to Know, I Learned in Journalism.” Convention is over, and we’re back in our newsrooms, but the learning never stops. When journalism is involved, there are always lessons to be learned, […]

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